From: Linda Bendixen
Date: October 31
Subject: Steans Center Newsletter - October 2022

October 2022

News from the Steans CenterEgan Office, and ABCD Institute at DePaul University.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Workshops
Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. - noon
"Negotiating Identity in the Classroom and in the Community"

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - noon
STEM Workshop for Faculty, Community Partners,
and Students

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Using an ABCD Lens in a Community Based Service Learning Course
Click on the links below for information on upcoming events at Member Organizations

Egan Office Has a New Website

We are happy to announce the new Egan Office Website. You will find information about our community work, team members' knowledge, job opportunities, and scholarships. We are glad to serve the community and keep our students engaged and informed in the work we are doing around the Chicago Area. 


During this celebratory year as DePaul commemorates 125 years of service to community, explore how faculty, staff and students are engaging in service with 300+ community partners captured in Collaboratory.  Collaboratory is a powerful tool for demonstrating our continuing commitment to DePaul’s Vincentian mission, allowing us to document and research our community engagement through teaching, research and service.  Search the community engagement and public service work occurring with these community partners and organizations located in Chicago, the United States and internationally, as well as the focus areas and populations being impacted. Log on today using your campus connect password and add your engagement activities.   Click here to read the full article on Collaboratory at the Steans Center website.  If you have any questions, please contact Collaboratory Administrator Barbara Smith at

ABCD Upcoming Events

Join us for our December 2022 Story Sharing Session
Using an ABCD Lens in a Community Based Service Learning Course: ABCD & Skill Building—When Communities Know What To Do and You Know How To Do

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

: Technical skills-focused courses can struggle to connect with communities in an asset-based, rather than a deficit-based, way. There is often an impulse to do for, instead of with, or to write off the possibility of community engagement due to time limitations. However, this need not be so! Presenter Dr. Samantha Close shares examples drawn from her years of teaching the Introduction to Digital Media Skills, a project-based community service learning course at DePaul University. Chiarra Lohr brings the community partner side of the equation, speaking from her experiences working with Close's course.
Samantha Close, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, DePaul University
Chiarra Lohr, Interim Secretary-Treasurer of the Indie Sellers Guild
Helen Damon-Moore, Associate Director, Steans Center, DePaul University

Click here for more information and to register.

Contact Us

Have comments or questions? Please email Executive Director Howard Rosing.
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